In brief

Kudos for C-A band

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth High School’s Blue Brigade marching band are scheduled to perform at 7:45 p.m. Saturday in the 29th Annual Michigan Competing Band Association State Championship at Ford Field in Detroit. Congratulations are in order for the band’s great performance last Saturday at the Huron Valley Invitational where they qualified for the 2013 MCBA state championships. Tickets are sold at the Ford Field box office.— R.S.

Free coats for kids

FLINT TWP. — An Annual Winter Coat Giveaway will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 1-2 at Living Word Church of God, 6325 Calkins Road. There will be a limit of one coat per adult/child. Children do not have to be present, but parents must have their children’s MIHealth Card. A photo ID will be required of all adults. — R.S.

Church hosts community “Service of Remembrance”

FLINT — Flint Church of the Brethren, 1200 Stocker Avenue, will host a community ”Service of Remembrance” at 2 p.m. on Nov. 3. The service is a chance to remember and celebrate the lives of loved ones who have died in the past year. But loved ones of everyone who attends will be celebrated, regardless of time of death. The names of all remembered will be read and participants will light a candle in memory of them. Following the “Service of Remembrance” a dessert and coffee reception will be held in the fellowship hall. For more info contact at Mary Lorah-Hammond at or 810-964-8878 or visit the church facebook page at https:// groups/ FlintFirstCOB/ — R.S.

Health care reform seminar for employers

MUNDY TWP. — Expert Human Resources will host A Free Health Care Reform Seminar for businesses at 11:30 a.m. on Wed. Nov. 6, at America’s Best Inns and Suites off Hill Road and US 23. The purpose of the seminar is to prepare employers to be prepared to comply with key parts of the heath-care reform law taking effect Jan. 1, Vanessa G. Nelson, president of Expert Human Resources, will facilitate the informational session, covering topics including how this law affects employers with fewer than 50 employees or more than 50 employees, how to determine the number of FTEs and how and when to use the Marketplace, aka Exchange. Registrations are being accepted via email at or call 810-813-8732. Refreshments will be served. EHR is located at 2425 S. Linden Road in Flint Township.— R.S.

Lounge plans grand opening

FLINT TWP. — A Ribbon Cutting & Grand Re-opening for Sherman’s Lounge, 4211 Fenton Road, is being planned for 5-9 p.m. Nov. 13. Admission is free. Live entertainment will be provided by BanShee at 8 p.m. Heavy appetizers and happy hour drink prices will be offered. For more info visit online at — R.S.

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